11 June 2021

The Artcooks! Nic Jones has a recipe for the best biscuits; Gingernuts!

Posted in: Food, Illustration, The Artcooks

Nic Jones is our resident Artcook this week, and she’s providing the perfect snack to accompany a tea break; Gingernuts!

Nic Jones’s Gingernuts

  • 4 oz. self raising flour (110g)
  • 1 slightly rounded teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 oz. granulated sugar (40g)
  • 2 oz. margarine (50g)
  • 2 oz (or 2 tablespoons) of golden syrup


  • Pre-heat oven to gas mark 5 / 375°F / 190°C (fan oven 170°)
  • Sift flour, ginger and bicarb into a mixing bowl and add sugar.
  • Rub in margarine, till crumbly.
  • Add syrup and mix until it becomes a stiff paste.
  • Divide into small pieces like little balls.
  • Put on a lightly greased baking sheet and flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, then leave to cool on a wire rack.